Sunday, August 27, 2017


World President Ian Risely in Guatemala

Rotary Club of Mount Lawley

planting trees last weekend

ROTARY Club of Pinjarra members planted about 
700 native trees and shrub seedlings in a degraded section
 of bushland in Pinjarra.
The bushland reserve on Moores Road had previously 
been used as a motocross track and was quite degraded.
Rotary Club members hope to restore
the area to its former condition.

Seedlings for the project were donated by the club
 and the Shire of Murray provided the tree guards.

Rotary Club of Karrinyup

1.2 million before Earth Day on 22 April 2018

Our very own RI President Ian Riseley and partner Juliet,
 have asked all clubs to assist their goal of planting 
one tree for every Rotarian -
 1.2 million before Earth Day on April 22, 2018.

Can you solve this??

 what is the correct answer??    25  or 70

New Members

Rotary Club of Booragoon


Rotary Booragoon welcomes its newest member, Janet Kim.
 Janet, whose classification is Medical Practitioner, 
was inducted as a Rotarian and club member by PDG Marilyn Barton.

Rotary Club of Albany Port

We were delighted to welcome Emma Armistead as our newest Rotarian.

new member, Mal Dodson, seen here being presented his badge by
 District Governor Bruce Lynch on August 14

Paul Harris Fellows

Rotary Club of Mount Lawley

Congratulations to Graham Norton, who has proudly served the club for 50 years!

Congratulations to Louise on her Paul Harris Fellow.
 She was an exceptional president and did particularly well organising
 the epic Convicts for a Cause 

Congratulations to Larry on his Paul Harris Fellow.
 Larry has been our meticulous Treasurer for many years 
and facilitates the Interact Club at

Geoffrey Russell has done a spectacular job heading the Youth portfolio 
for the last five years.
 Well done, Geoff, on your Paul Harris Fellow.

Catherine did a fantastic job being the liaison and organiser 
for our Rotary Youth Exchange student as well as organising 
all our guest speakers over the past year. Well done, Catherine

Rotary Club of Palm Beach

The Rotary Club of Palm Beach WA Inc was visited by the new
 9465 District Governor Bruce Lynch last week, 
who then awarded long-time member Doug Hess as a sapphire Paul Harris Fellow.
 Congratulations Doug on such an outstanding contribution to both the club and the community.

Rotary Club of Como

Congratulations to Como Member Ross O'Neil who was awarded
 a Sapphire Paul Harris Fellow  
for his years of community service as a JP, Rotarian, Father Christmas
 and Car enthusiast to name a few activities ..
....Ross was presented the award by Club Service Director Richard Moore 

Rotary Club of Scarborough

On Sunday 13th August a small group of Rotarians and partners
 met for breakfast to witness the presentation of Paul Harris Fellows
 to Tookta and Alan Bennett.
 Alan was a charter member of Scarborough Beach Rotary some 33 years ago.
 When Scarborough Beach handed back their charter eight years ago 
\Alan joined the Rotary Club of Scarborough.
 Alan was active in many varied roles in Scarborough Beach Rotary
 culminating in being President in 2004-05
 and continues to be active in Scarborough Rotary. 
Since joining our Club he has been a Director for four year
s and has been SwapMart coordinator since July 2016
. The reason we are here today is to recognise both Alan and Tookta
 for the amazing work they do with their Christmas lights.
 Whilst the event was started by young neighbours, a brother and sister,
 it has been Tookta with Alan’s support that has really driven the initiative.
 The whole street (bar one house) is now involved.
 The street takes great pride in putting up Christmas lights
 and the sight is quite spectacular. 
Each year it gets better and better, and to see the joy the displays bring,
 not just to the children, but whole families, reinforces just what Christmas should be about. 
Whilst both Alan and Tookta are involved, Tookta has the ideas,
 plans and organises the display and each year goes
 off to get more bits and pieces to make the display even better
 than the previous year. 
Alan and Tooka regularly climb on the roof of their three story home
 to put up lights, although Alan insists Tookta wears a harness.
 Last Christmas they added another dimension by having a
 Wheelchair from Wheelchairs for Kids on display
 and people living in the street took turns to rattle the tin.
 All this effort resulted in $14,200 being raised. 
The above mentioned brother and sister presented a cheque to WFK
 at the workshop during a breakfast meeting. 
Mention should be made that children were given sweets if they donated.
 This expense was borne by Tookta who would not accept reimbursement. 
Finally, Tookta and Alan we thank you for making Christmas special
 for so many.
 In recognition of your efforts last years Board decided to award a 
Paul Harris Fellowship to each of you.

New Club Promotions

Rotary Club of Palm Beach

Rotary Club of Belmont

Rotary Club of Scarborough

Rotary Club of Joondalup

some pictures from last weekend

ed....received this email message last week
so am sharing with you

On Saturday 19th. August I attended a wonderful seminar.
It was the 47th.Rotary in W.A Ladies Seminar.
After entering the beautiful venue and being greeted
 by cheerful reception staff,
 we were able to peruse and buy quality arts and craft of W.A
.and then after a light refuelling we went into a beautifully set up, 
decorated and welcoming seminar theatre.
From the M.C.,guest speakers, raffle ticket sellers, catering staff,
 food makers and clothes models a smooth operation held us all 
enthralled, enlightened, energised and excited.
 The prize list was amazing and generous. 
The recipient of the raffle money is Shelter Box a passion of this years organiser. 
This enjoyable seminar was relaxed and engaging.
It had been resurrected and rejuvenated by a small group of women 
led by June Wade past president of South Perth Burswood Rotary Club 
after a 2 year hiatus.
June bought it all together in a professional manner
 with her small group of helpers and they all deserve
 the accolades of a 350 happy people.

Penelope Conway. 

 Rotary Club of Palm Beach

Around the Clubs

Rotary Club of Swan Districts

Rotary Club of Freshwater Bay

Rotary Club of South Bunbury

Rotary Club of Mandurah

Past District Governor Pushpa Pushapalingam

Had the privilege and honour as President of The Association of Malaysians in WA
 to welcome the Governor of WA ,Consul General of Malaysia 
to the Commemoration Service of the fallen soldiers 
who fought to give us Peace and Independence

Rotary Club of Mindarie

Rotary Club of Boulder

Distribution Day,  Bali School Kids
 It went off well, everyone had the chance to see their sponsored kids.
  Boulder received a lot of recognition.

Boulder Rotarians dancing in Bali
click on picture below for video

Rotary Club of Ascot

Front Page, 
 of this week’s Southern Gazette 

Rotary Club of West Perth

David Wood gave such an insightful presentation about Seniors and cyber crime
 that we are all keen to have him back for a "part 2"
. David regaled us with light-hearted interesting local but serious stories 
about the dark web, sinister tele-callers and how to deal with them
 as well as reinforcing many times
 "change your passwords to phrases"

Rotary Club of Byford and Districts

Fun at the Mundijong Fair making Doughnuts

Rotary Club of Bunbury Leschenault

Thanks to Giuliano Cantoni for organising this 
seriously good team building activity 
... and to the Gelmi family for the masterful instruction
 in the art of sausage making 

Sausage making and Fellowship

Rotary Club of Batavia Cost

Day 2 of the Wild West Bike Tour-
 Ian Blayney starting the first race! 
Day 2 is 120kms

Rotary Club of Osborne Park

Thank you so much everyone for last night's fundraising efforts
 for Solemen hosted by Rotary Club of Osborne Park
 at Central Park.
 Special thank you for the 2 dance teams 
- Kreasi Indonesia and Balinese Community of WA
 for their fantastic dance performances
. Masni, Yolanda, Christina & Maria from Kreasi Indonesia 
& Dewi and Dara from Balinese Community of WA.

Rotary Club of Attadale

Rotary Club of Armadale

Rotary Club of Kwinana

Rotary Club of Geraldton

Tree planting team from last weekend

Tonight's guest speaker was full of surprises.
He owned a large successful business in Perth
 and retired under 40 to live the dream in Kununurra.
 When a falling boab tree crashed through 
Past President Ian Creed and wife Carole's dream life,
 the Rotary Club of Kununurra gave them massive support.
 Then after they moved to Geraldton,
 Ian was eventually persuaded by Past President Shaun McKeating
 to join RCOG. Great move
 and a great story thank you Ian!

Rotary Club of Mill Point

Thanks  to the following people who gave up their time
 on Sunday 20 August
 for the PICYS Working Bee, 
although it might be more appropriately called the PICYS Backyard Blitz
. Sheryl and Gary Ireson , Brian and Robyn Conway,
 Ian and Rhonda Kremmer, Margaret and Natalie Evans, 
John and Kerry Hardwick Jenny McLean, Ken Pittman, Wayne Muller,
 Gerry McGann, Margaret Walton, Rick Sneeuwjagt, and Reggie Lau.
 It was a fantastic achievement and we had lots of fun.
This was one occasion where it was very clear 
that the Club "made a difference"

Rotary Club of Southern Districts

Youth Music night
Performers from Lumen Christi School and Armadale City Concert Band 
with Rotarians Neville and Nancy

One of the young musicians Elana Girling from the Armadale City Concert Band
accompanied by her neighbour John Atkinson

Rotary Club of Rossmoyne

International Director John Sendziuk John presented President Barry
 with the banner from the Rotary Club of Arusha 
following his recent visit.

National Youth Science Forum –
 Tony Devitt Tony Devitt introduced Isabella Emer
y who attended the 2017 National Youth Science Forum in Canberra.

Rotary Club of Cambridge

Club members were treated to a brilliant and fluent presentation by
 Peta Collins from the SPELD Foundation. 
There was tremendous interest in the subject from teachers, parents and grandparents.
 Here Peta Collins can be seen presenting to the large audience.

Rotary Club of Rockingham

 have arranged and delivered 3 bikes for the 3 kids.
 Peter and Beth Philipps (Rotarians who look after our Sunday Rotary Mart)
 arranged with one of the stall holders to supply 3 refurbished bikes
 and they delivered them last Friday.
Mission accomplished and we hope the children enjoy the bikes.
If you see a person selling bikes at the Rockingham Rotary Market 
BUY from him as his generosity was amazing.

 Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough

Fun Fellowship and wine tasting

D9465 Inbounds breifing

Rotary Club of Perth

Sho has arrived safely from Japan to begin his Rotary Youth Exchange
 He was welcomed by host mother Michelle,
 host brother Jake and Mentor Bruce. 
Also present were RYE committee members David Cleary, 
Joanne Bowen (Chairperson) and Norm de Grussa. 
G'day and welcome Sho!

Rotary Club of Karrinyup

The two beautiful Brazilian Julia's helping out on
 theRotary Club of Heirisson Burger Stall..

Rotary Club of Manjimup

Rotary Club of Kalgoorlie

Congratulations to the Kalgoorlie Rotary Group Exchange Students
 going to St Catharines Ontario Canada in Dec for 4 weeks
 "Making a Difference"
 Back Row Team Leader (Me) Rhianna, Olivia , Riley
 and front row Celine and Deanne

Club and District Promotions






Freedom for big cats


Western Australia

winter walk on the beach in Albany